1924 Swiss employment protection referendum

A referendum on employment protection was held in Switzerland on 17 February 1924.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of an amendment to the federal employment protection law.[1] The proposal was rejected by 57.6% of voters.[1]

1924 Swiss employment protection referendum

17 February 1924

Federal Law amending Art. 41 of the Factory Law of 18 June 1914/27 June 1919
Results
Choice
Votes %
Yes 320,668 42.37%
No 436,180 57.63%
Valid votes 756,848 98.74%
Invalid or blank votes 9,657 1.26%
Total votes 766,505 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 995,663 76.98%

BackgroundEdit

The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which only a majority of the vote, as opposed to the mandatory referendums, which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2]

ResultsEdit

Choice Votes %
For 320,668 42.4
Against 436,180 57.6
Blank votes 7,676
Invalid votes 1,981
Total 766,505 100
Registered voters/turnout 995,663 77.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1909 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891